a.zo.ti.fi’gens N.L. neut. n.azotum, nitrogen; from French masc. n.azote, nitrogen; from Gr. pref. [ἀ-]a-, not; from Gr. fem. n. [ζωή]zôê, life; from N.Gr. n. azôê, not sustaining life; L. pres. part.figens, fixing; from L. v.figo, to fix; N.L. part. adj.azotifigens, nitrogen fixing
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Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1461-1462.
validly published under the ICNP
Hördt et al. 2020
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 32. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4061-4090. Notes:
As of 2020-04-15 this emendation was not yet included in an IJSEM List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion.
Sphingomonasazotifigens is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Sphingomonas.